Thursday 2 August 2012

Golden Slumbers

"Golden Slumbers kiss your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise;  Sleep, pretty baby, do not cry, And I will sing a lullaby"

Hands up if you remember the BBC Schools Radio programme "Singing Together"?  As a schoolchild I learned lots of great songs that I've remembered the rest of my life, and when Hels Sheridan set "Gold" as the theme for Sunday Stampers I found my inspiration in one of those songs I learned all those years ago.

I intended to add all sorts of embellishments and sentiments to this but honestly, I like it as it is.  The mother and baby stamp is by Magenta;  because I wanted the faded, vintage look I inked up the stamp in VIntage Photo DI, took some of the ink off the edges with a paper towel,  and then put the tag on top of it and brayered the back.  The harlequin design is a texture mat and I just rolled in onto the tag.  The background is coloured with Butterscotch Adirondack  and you can just see where I rubbed a tiny bit of Rich Gold Gilder's paste around the edges.

While I'm talking about Gilder's Paste, I spent the best part of half an hour trying to open the tin before the Love Of My Life noticed the words"Press here" on the lid...D'Oh!


Hels Sheridan said...

WOW... this is absolutly breathtakingly beautiful.. I LOVE IT... I don't remember the prog, I do remember one with that guy who did Heads & Tails... erm... Derek Griffiths? He was in PlaySchool too... ah, showing me age now lol Thanks for joinin in x

Jenny Marples said...

Oh boy this is outstanding Keren! As you so rightly say, it doesn't need embellishments and your choice of colours is superb. Glad I'm not the only one who misses the obvious!!!! Hugs, Buttons x

Redanne said...

Keren, this is absolutely stunning! It is a 'takes your breath away' moment for me. I am lost for words, other than WOW........Anne x

Lisette Baker said...

This is beautiful and you were right about leaving it as it is. Love it x

d'une grande ouverture d'esprit said...

I like your blog and your works are great.
Have a nice weekend